Virtual event designed to support caregivers of children with mental health concerns

March 29, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Supporting our youth means supporting their parents and caregivers. Parenting can be challenging under the best of circumstances. When a child, teenager or young adult struggles with emotional, mental or behavioral health problems, parenting can be overwhelming and isolating.

“Bright Nights: Youth mental health – supporting parents to help children and themselves” is a virtual event that will feature a presentation by Natalie Burns, lead suicide prevention specialist at TRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students).

During the event, information will be provided that will help break down the stigma surrounding mental health and enable parents to recognize risk and warning signs, when to seek help and how to best support their child.

There will also be a discussion on how to talk with your child about suicidal risk and ensure they are getting the care they need when they need it. Lastly, tips and techniques will be offered for parental self-care and well-being.

The event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 4. RSVP here.

The Eisenberg Family Depression Center’s Bright Nights™ series connects our community with mental health experts, providing up-to-date information and a public forum to discuss topics related to depression.

This event is free and open to the public, co-hosted by Ann Arbor Public Library.